BREAKING: Bayern’s 11-year reign ends as Bayer Leverkusen win first-ever Bundesliga title in 120 years of existence

Bayer Leverkusen crushed Werder Bremen 5-0 on Sunday to win the Bundesliga for the first time in their 120-year history, breaking Bayern Munichโ€™s 11-year stranglehold on the German title.

Xabi Alonsoโ€™s Leverkusen were controlled and dominant despite the occasion, a hat-trick from Florian Wirtz alongside goals from Victor Boniface and Granit Xhaka extending their unbeaten run to a stunning 43 games in all competitions.

Leverkusen were not among the favorites for the title at the beginning of the season, with Bayern expected to wrap up a 12th consecutive title and Borussia Dortmund, pipped to the post last year, anticipated to be their closest challengers.

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But Spanish coach Alonso has led his team to the verge of the first invincible season in Bundesliga history, with the German Cup final to come and Leverkusen still in the Europa League.

With five games to go, the new Champions has amassed 79 points, 16 more than second-placed Bayern. It also broke the Bundesliga record for most undefeated matches in a single season

Among their best performers have been left wingback Alex Grimaldo, a free transfer signing at the beginning of the season, experienced midfielder Granit Xhaka, Florian Wirtz, a homegrown talent who scored three times on Sunday, and Nigeria striker, Victor Boniface who had received five Bundesliga rookie award this season.

The maiden title win came after five second-place finishes in their history.

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